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Great / Central Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagoga)

Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
+36 1 343 0420
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The world's second-largest synagogue, featuring a room that holds three thousand people, is a center for the large Jewish community of Budapest.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Dohany utca 2-8, Budapest 1074, Hungary
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Reviewed yesterday

Beyond the history, honored in a plate with the names of people that saved thousands of lives during IIWW, the monument has uncommon features. Its size is uncommon in a synagogue and there is a surprising detail: An organ, like a cathedral, that was played...More

Thank Jose S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Expect to pay about £50 for a family of 4 and to queue for a while. Heavy security. Once inside you can join one of the many different language groups and get a short guided tour of the building. The number of people speaking make...More

Thank SB01
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked a considerable way to find this imposing building only to find a queue to pay to enter, then a similar queue to go through security. So we walked round the outside instead. You can catch glimpses of the interior and the gardens of...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had read a lot about the plight of Jewish people in Hungary and was looking forward to this visit. Our timing was bad because on arrival a guided tour was well underway and there was no point in joining the group. I think that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were only able to view the outside of the synagogue as we visited on a Saturday and it was closed to tourists.

Thank michieg121
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly moving experience. Tours are set up by language inside. This was the temple that a good friend of mine attended as a child before World War 2. The memorials were incredible. A must for all those who do not want to see the holocaust...More

1  Thank Daphna W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday which probably added to the crowds but the place is fascinating lots of history and they have everything well organized with tours in most languages leaving every few minutes. Our guide wasn’t very easy to listen to and provided too...More

Thank neil m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For Budapest, this should be on the top of your list. Besides a great tour of the Jewish quarter by our guide, this synagogue is beautiful. The artwork is amazing and awe inspiring. Having a guide tell us the stories made it even better. The...More

1  Thank Profguy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit here is very organized and systematic. Once you have purchased your ticket and go through security check, you can take a seat inside the Synagogue. The pews are labeled with various language and you just need to sit in the section of your...More

1  Thank Ed S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in 1859, not only is the scale of this structure impressive, but the Byzantine-Moorish style is very unique.

1  Thank East_Coast_Foodie
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District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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ravnwing
1 June 2018|
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Response from Debra 'n' Alan J | Reviewed this property |
i would think so yes but need to sort in advance and this is an strict synagogue so women sit in a different place to men and use a differ entrance would email them first to find out the protocol so you are not disappointed... More
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Itchyfoot17
11 April 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
As previously answered. I would point out the following; (bald) males are required to wear the skull cap (provided for non Jews) despite not having the means to secure it on one's head !!! from personal experience, but... More
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knotie
26 June 2017|
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Response from Donnayou | Reviewed this property |
Once you are inside, the guide speaks for about 20-30 minutes and the. You are free to look around inside and outside on your own. I would say to allow at least 60-90 minutes.
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